Fans of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” know that needing a strong beverage after watching an episode can be a common sentiment. Everyone’s favorite characters keep dying!
A company in Australia called Common Ventures has found a proper way to drown your sorrows. The company isn’t affiliated with the show, but they’ve created a “Game of Thrones"-inspired line of wines called Wines of Westeros. The 12 wines are all inspired by the houses and characters on the show, with six reds and six whites.
“The reds are all associated with the houses that are headstrong and robust. The whites, on the other hand, are more cunning, perceptive and mysterious,” Common Ventures’ Jane Burhop told The Guardian.
Anyone want to guess if the House Lannister wine is white or red?
The House Baratheon and House Lannister wines are both 2014 Pinot Noirs. If only we’d had a bottle ready for the Red Wedding.
Other reds include a 2014 Merlot for Dothraki, described as a wine that will “fuel your animal instincts and help you woo your Khaleesi.” House Martell is represented by a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and the Night’s Watch and House Targaryen are both represented as a 2014 Shiraz.
The white wines include a 2014 Chardonnay for House Tyrell, and a 2014 Sauvignon Blanc for the White Walkers and Wildlings over the wall, and House Arryn, House Greyjoy and House Stark.
Each bottle is priced around $20 and instead of the standard 750ml, the wines are listed as containing approximately 7.5 standard goblets. Where do the grapes come from? We reached out to the company but they haven’t responded.
The Wines of Westeros are slated to go on sale before the show’s fifth season premieres in 2015, and you can pre-order them now online. That should give you plenty of time to get your goblets ready.
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